St. Patrick’s Day falls on Sunday, which means that Saturday will be a big drinking day, too. Among the events Omaha bars are planning:
Jake’s Cigars and Spirits, 6206 Maple St., for $5, sample Concannon Irish Whiskey by itself and in a cocktail (and meet the distiller, too). Event begins at 5:30 p.m.
Nebraska Brewing Company, 7474 Towne Center Plaza, the local brewery will tap a keg of its Farrell’s Irish Red seasonal ale at 4 p.m.
Jerry’s Bar, 6301 Military Ave., it’s Jerry’s first anniversary and the theme is green. Draws of green Bud and Bud Light will be $2, 16-ounce cans will be $3, and car bombs will be on special for $5. The bar will serve corned beef and cabbage all day, and the Omaha Pipes and Drums will play at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. There will also be a beer garden in the parking lot.
Library Pub, 5142 N. 90th St., tapping of Empyrean Brewing’s Dark Side Vanilla Porter infused with Irish whiskey at 6 p.m.
Brix, 225 N. 170th St. (Village Pointe), and 220 S. 31st Ave. (Midtown Crossing), both locations will feature an Irish Whiskey tasting from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A $5 admission fee will buy those who attend samples of 10 different Irish Whiskeys. The event is a fundraiser for the Foodbank for the Heartland. Additionally, Brix will offer corned beef sliders and Irish potato nachos both Saturday and Sunday at the Midtown Crossing location and on Saturday only at Village Pointe (the bistro is closed on Sundays, though the retail store is open). The two locations will also offer two special drinks — the Irish Fiji and the Whiskey Clover. For $2 extra, bartenders will make your drink with smoked green ice. The specials will be available both Saturday and Sunday at Midtown and Saturday only at Village Pointe.
Two Fine Irishmen, 18101 R Plaza, drink and shot specials all day long, including $4 16-oz beers; food specials including green eggs and ham, corned beef and cabbage and Irish nachos; and performances by Omaha Pipes and Drums at 1 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., as well as shows by Hidden Agenda at 2 p.m., Sheelytown at 6 p.m. and Lemon Fresh Day at 9 p.m.
Clancy’s, 777 N. 114th St., and 2905 S. 168th St., green eggs and ham and Irish coffee served from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., at both locations, plus free green bagels and green cream cheese.
The 114th and Dodge location will feature an indoor DJ playing Irish music all day, along with Hittin’ Skinz in the tent outside at 4 p.m. At 7 p.m. Midnight Taxi Driver will perform in the tent.
The 168th and Center location will also feature DJed Irish music inside all day. In the tent outside, the FishHeads will play at 1 p.m., and the Midnight Bluehouse will play at 7 p.m. The Omaha Pipes and Drums will play at 2 p.m. in the tent, as well.
Additionally, the Jone-z party bus run between the two locations.
Marylebone Tavern, 3710 Leavenworth St., the Marylebone was closed Monday and Tuesday for some renovations — new siding and a new sign outside, fresh paint and a handmade liquor cabinets inside. The bar will open at 6 a.m. on Sunday to accommodate those who want to get an early start, and they’ll serve corned beef sandwiches all day.
Crescent Moon Ale House, 3578 Farnam St., all day specials on car bombs, Guinness cans, and seasonal craft drinks. The bar won’t have green beer, but it will have corned beef and cabbage, Reubens and corned beef sandwiches served with fries. The bar opens — and specials begin — at 11 a.m.
Jake’s, 6206 Maple St., O’Hara’s Stout and Red Ale — authentic Irish craft beers —will be on special for $4 a pint. And the bar is raffling off a bottle of Jameson — to enter, add Jake’s a Facebook friend and share the event. Specials begin at 11 a.m.
Lauter Tun, 3309 Oak View Drive, specials on all Irish beers, including Farrell’s Irish Red and O’Hara’s Irish Stout, as well as Irish whiskey. There will also be T-shirt and glassware giveaways and $1 shots. Begins at 4 p.m.
Brazen Head Irish Pub, 319 N. 78th St., live music, drink specials, dancing, and food